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. >> reporter: today the investment firm that makes the type used in the attack said it's selling the company describing the massacre as a watershed event. dick's sporting goods also said it will suspend selling military-style weapons. while in washington. >> reporter: my little brother derek rimstad was riddled with bullets in sacramento, california. >> reporter: the families of gun victims were on capitol hill. >> reporter: our daughter was killed in aurora on july 20th of this year. >> reporter: demanding new gun regulation. calling the massacre a tipping point, the mayors issued a letter calling for the president to ban assault weapons and high intensity magazines. and to eliminate gun show loopholes. the police union also came out in support of a new assault weapons ban. while some influential democrats are speaking out in support of a gun law, today the first signs of opposition from republicans. >> we did have an assault weapons ban for 10 years. the crime rate was going down before it. the crime rate when it was lifted continued to go down. >> reporter: the nra is promising a news con
three, jenna bush hager will be joining us. she herself having been a teacher. we'll share some thoughts about that. and then we're going to take a turn toward the holidays. we've got three amazing gingerbread homes. these are more than homes. these are incredible structures. >> gingerbread mansions? >> some mansions. one is a cathedral. >> i've been nibbling at those all morning. is that wrong? >> i know. i wanted to speak to you about that. three finalists competing in our quest for the best competition. how will the cookie crumble? we'll find out. >>> also, if you still have christmas shopping, we have some must-have tech gifts for you from old school pacman, ghost lamp, the a remote controlled angry bird. >> we're calling it "tech the halls." >> i like that. did you just come up with that? >> yeah. not really. >>> but first, we want to get the latest on newtown, connecticut. let's go to natalie morales. good morning again to you. >> good morning. with just a week to go until christmas, you see the christmas tree in the center of town is now growing into a makeshift memorial. it's cov
thomas roberts a few hours ago that the weapon used at sandy hook did not meet that distinction. >> we have to remember, connecticut has the fifth toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapon ban that bans 35 different weapons. the weapon that was used was not an assault weapon. therefore, it wasn't banned. >> indeed, a bushmaster ar-15 rifle like the one lanza used is legal in connecticut despite the assault weapon ban there as long as it lacks two of certain futures, like a grenade launcher and a bayonet mount. in fact, it's the most popular rifle in america. owned by some 3 million people. this model at bud's gun shop just sold out online this very afternoon. another model seen here from the bushmaster's website shows the many features of such a weapon, and heard on the video, a chilling reminder of the sound that rang through the school as the shooting began on friday morning. a horrifying noise, if ever there was one. i want to bring in nbc news justice correspondent pete williams with us from washington. pete, this weapon that lanza used at sandy hook ele
's not a conversation. that's a stalemate. we will have to change, the president told us from newtown over the weekend, and he's absolutely right. we all want to prevent another tragedy. so let's have a real serious conversation about it for once. okay. that does it for "the cycle." martin, it's all yours. >> s.e., i would be interested to hear your response to what jeffrey swanson, professor of psychiatry said when he said we're not even good at preventing minor violence. when you're talking about a mass shooting, that's a needle in the haystack. the mental health issues are not that straightforward are they? >> no, they're not. they're incredibly complex. the policies are incredibly complex. there are already laws on the books that do not adequately deal with this, but it's a conversation we need to have and we need to have it more often. >> okay. thank you, s.e., and thank you all of you on "the cycle." good afternoon. it's tuesday, december 18th, and as those killed in newtown are laid to rest, now is the time for action. >> that's the picture. that's the emotion that will pull this thing. >> the
for five days. >> they kept us blindfolded, bound. we weren't physically beaten or tortured. a lot of psychological torture. they made us choose which one of says would be shot first and when we refused, there were mock shootings. >> we will have more on their harrowing escape coming up. >>> classes for other students are resuming in newtown for the first time since friday's deadly school massacre. as two more young victims are laid to rest today. in washington is the momentum for gun control finally building? house democratic leader nancy pelosi called for a ban on assault magazines like those used to kill the 27 victims in connecticut. >> why is it that somebody needs a magazine with 20 shots in it and have 40 lives at risk? >> we'll talk exclusively with nancy pelosi about what can be done to control guns. and, of course, the looming fiscal cliff. speaker boehner today turns to his plan b. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make $1 million or less and have all of their current rates extended. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. we here at nbc and
. and that is a fact that the right is not willing to concede. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, this time it's different. we've watched senseless gun violence for too long. and too many times we've watched things return to the status quo again and again. but not this time. the white house says the president is actively supportive of efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban. we learned today he's also asking his cabinet members for other proposals to curb gun violence. and the top democrat in the house. made it clear the time for action is now. >> i think there's a better chance to do that now than ever. not that one child's life is more important than another person's life, but the volume, the impact of this that every child can feel vulnerable. the fact there's been so many events in close proximity and timewise to each other that this is almost a tipping point. >> it is a tipping point. democrats are looking to push a bill this week that would ban high-ca
. they were wearing ski machx. they were heavily armed. they dragged us out of the car. they had a container truck positioned waiting by the side of the road. they put us into that container truck. we were with some gunmen, some rebels who were escorting us. they executed one of them on the spot. then they took us to a series of safehouses and interrogation places. >> well, nbc news has no confirmation of the identity of those kidnappers. richard engel, of course, a veteran correspondent, says he has a good sense of who they were. >> this was a group known as the shabiha. this is a government militia. these are people who are loyal to president bashir al assad. they are shiite. they were talking openly about their loyalty to the government, openly expressing their shia faith. they are trained by iranian revolutionary guard. they are allied with hezbollah. we were told that they wanted to exchange us for four iranian agents and two lebanese people who are from the amma movement, and they want other members that have been captured by the rebels, they captured us in order to carry out this exch
enduring psychological torture for five days in that war-torn country. angie joins us with more on this harrowing story. >> reporter: good morning. the face of nbc news known for covering some of the world's most dangerous stories found himself in the headlines after disappearing with his crew in syria. >> i'm very happy that we're able to do this shot this morning. >> we're in good health, we're okay. >> reporter: on the "today" show after a terrifying five days of being captive. earlier this morning we got our first glimpse and he talked about the traumatic experience. >> we were with some gunmen, rebels who were escorting us. theyxecuted one of them on the spot and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we were not physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture. threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first and when we refused there were mock shootings. >> we'll go to a sniper position. >> reporter: engel who is known for his fierce reporting on the front line of war-torn countries say they were crossing from syria to turkey
protecting her students. and we're also getting new information this afternoon on the guns adam lanza used in the attack and when at least one of them was purchased. let's get the latest of nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. what can you tell us about the purchasing records uncovered? >> frankly, tamron, i didn't bring them with me. i didn't have the exact dates at the fingertips. we all have been reporting here that all these firearms were bought within the last two years. and i just don't remember the precise dates. i apologize. the state police say it's going to be probably months before their investigation report is finished given the number of victims and the complexity of the crime scene. in terms of, you know, the latest on the investigation, i think it's fair to say that it's moving very slowly. they had hopes that they would get quick information from the house and the computer. they haven't given up on trying to get information off the hard drive that was damaged but that hasn't yielded any information so far. so what they're going to have to do is go backwards and try
used and come at it that way to see if adam lanza using specific websites or going in to chat rooms or doing something that would have left some sort of electronic footprints. that's going to take time, as well. so there's still no good answer of why or what was going through mind. i think we have to settle in for the possibility it's a long time before we know that answer if we ever do. >> and the information that we have regarding the weapons at least the glock handgun found on adam according to authorities purchased january 2012. bushmaster purchased in 2010. pete, can you speak to the agencies that are involved? as you well know and to your point of this information and trying to keep it straight, and keep it accurate, there seems to be, obviously, the digging in of who adam is, psychological background, from high school and obviously on, as well as information on the guns which were legally purchased so there are many if you will avenues pursued. what agencies are involved? >> reporter: pretty standard there. the connecticut police are in charge, tamron. it's their crime scene.
joins us now live from newtown with the latest today. jay? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. another rough day here as you have described today. first graders from sandy hook elementary gathering to bury two more of their classmates while students at other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain of saying good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and a hat for christmas. a first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved sports on his ipad. early riser. he usually ended the day cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for jean ro . >> they kept saying that -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a little gun. i -- i -- i could not fathom what they were talking about. >> reporter: he found the boys huddled in his yard after they ran past the
of the country, back in turkey of the we'll follow the story throughout the morning. stay with us for updates. >>> there is rain on the radar right now. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with with us now for what it means to us. tom, good morning. >> that rain is in to west virginia now. it's coming from an upper level disturbance that been moving in along a front that's going to sweep in later today and bring us gusty winds. getting sprinkles of rain. much of west virginia into southeastern ohio, western pennsylvania. this disturbance going to pass right over our region here by later this morning and early afternoon. ahead of that, we've got some chilly temperatures. these areas in blue in the 40s. our northern, western suburbs as well as in the shenandoah valley and mountains. closer to washington, northern neck, eastern shore, tidewater region, generally in the low and mid 50s. in the metro area, it's in the upper 40s. near 50 prince yorj's, as well as in arlington. 40s in fairfax county and in the district, it's hovering around 50 degrees. later today, by 7:00 a.m., still aro
piling up on each other and they were crying and i said it's okay, my dad a cop. he'll help us. >> reporter: luke's father was rushing to the scene. what did you do when you saw him? >> he grabbed me, actually, and i said "oh, you're finally here, what took you so long?" >> reporter: there will be five more funerals here tomorrow, including one for vicki soto. she was one of the hero teachers who died trying to shield her students. luke santana had ms. soto for first grade a few years back and scott, he reports to me she was "so nice and kind." >> pelley: you have to love that boy. jim, thanks very much. figuring out why this happened is the hardest part of the investigation. justice correspondent bob orr has learned that the killer knew how to cover his tracks. >> reporter: the search for a motive is proving to be difficult. a computer and hard drive recovered from gunman adam lanza's home were smashed into so many small pieces the f.b.i. lab has been unable to retrieve any useful data. cyber experts are not optimistic. police are searching credit card e-mail, and phone record
you for being with us today. i'm carol costello in atlanta. first a small step toward normally in newtown, connecticut. soledad o'brien joins us live. good morning, soledad. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. as you said, classes resume today for most of the kids in this community, so many wrestling with so much heartbreak, all of the newtown schools except for sandy hook elementary will reopen. grief and the fears of returning students an additional concern. police officers will be at every single school and today the town will lay to rest, the grandmother of charlotte bacon says her 6-year-old granddaughter was a bundle of energy who loved dresses and a second, jessica rekos, loved horses, she wrote her own horse stories, excited about a pair of cowgirl boots she was expecting to get for christmas. now to get the latest on the school's reopening this morning, sara endo is here in the heart of newtown with more. >> reporter: they're starting to see a lot of school buses rolling by and in about an hour or two classes will be in session. they all may be anxious about schoo
? next month? next year? next what? and if not us, who in this world will demand action to protect americans? joining me now is u.s. senator dick durbin of illinois. i want to read something from you which is very impressive and it's in the op-ed pages of "the chicago tribune." quote, what holds us back are political organizes that are well-funded, well-organized, and determined to resist even reasonable limb tathss. there's a close political parallel between the gridlock in washington on dealing with our economy and national debt and the eerie silence in congress as the list of horrific gun crimes grows by the day. senator durbin, thank you. i know you have got a good heart on this as well as a good head about fiscal matters. what's wrong with the congress when it comes to protecting, ensuring the domestic tranquility? >> well, there's a legitimate concern about our second amendment, chris. you understand that part. but there's also a very strong political force that is trying to push forward, primarily for the dealers and manufacturers h an agenda that will sell more firearms and
using your photos in their ads without paying you. there is no way to opt out. this is their first big policy shift since facebook bought it out. some experts say this could put the company out of business since maybe you don't want your photo to show up in an ad. users are not happy. we are getting lots of tweets on the last two segments we did and we are taking your thoughts on both of them. one writes about kelly's court that police officers have to frequently get out of their vehicles for emergencies and, therefore, cannot wear their seatbelts. hmmmm mm...okay. >>shepard: students in newtown return to class for the first time since the gunman devastated the community as families hold more funerals. a live report coming from newtown in a moment and cops in northern illinois issuing warrants for 20 frat brothers after they say a pledge turned up dead after a booze-fueled hazing ritual. and a new warning on grapefruit with a growing list of medications that will screw everything up. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." but, first, from fox at 3
firefight in syria. they had been kidnapped and held for five days. this morning, they are with us live and will tell us what happened. >>> everyday hero. she was the principal who laid down her life for her students in the tragic school shooting in connecticut. what her daughter wants the world to know about her mother. >>> and a deal in sight this morning. republicans and democrats could be closer than ever to an agreement on the fiscal cliff today. tuesday, december 18th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. we've had some terrible news to cover recently. we have such great news this morning that we can share with everyone. our friend and colleague richard engel and his team have been freed unharmed and there they are. we look forward to talking to all of them to find out about their ordeal. >> a lot of us are exhaling this morning. of course, we'll get the latest from n
survived. amy robach has been reporting on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: elizabeth, this is certainly a powerful sight behind me. these makeshift memorials have popped up all throughout town. this one is stretching as far as the eye can see. people from all over have come to honor the lives lost and to show support for this community, support it so desperately needs with two funerals yesterday, four today, and so many, many more to come. this morning, amidst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which police say could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are hard at work getting this unused middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and to be -- as comfortable as they possibly can i
who survived. amy robach has been reporting on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. you can see the shows of support behind me. the memorials are popping up. this one is tremendous. it's in the center of town. and stretches as far as the eye can see. people all over, showing support for this community. support it will certainly need this week. there were two funerals yesterday. four more today. and unfortunately, many more to come. this morning, amst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are getting this middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children an opportunity to see their new school. and be as comfortable as they can in that new area. >> reporte
they place their orders. no word on drinking games. jon: somebody has money to spend. thanks for joining us. >> they're all in d.c. interesting. "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on the investigation into the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. a new report today says police have yet to find any evidence that the accused gunman was on medication for my mental health issues. welcome to "america live", everyone. i'm megyn kelly. family members and friends described newtown gunman adam lanza suffering from some type of mental illness or mental disorder which could have contributed to the murderous rampage. but at this point police are still trying to get their hands on his medical records. a white house brief is getting underway. we expect the issue of gun violence may come up. it has in the past couple days. sunday night president obama said this was the 4th time in his presidency that a community has been torn apart by a mass shooting. he promised to do everything in his power to prevent another tragedy. several reporters pressed the press secretary jay carney on th
that adam tried to cover his electronic footprints by smashing the hard drive of the computer he used in one of the bedrooms he used inside his family's sprawling home. that smashed hard drive now being combed by investigators who help to recover some sort of evidence to explain the shooting. >>shepard: thank you, risk. democratic lawmakers and millions of others say the massacre in newtown is proof that our nation needs stricter gun control laws and needs it now. the california senator feinstein is drafting new legislation to bring back the nation-wide ban on assault weapons that expired eight years ago. senator feinstein called president obama% name yesterday in the hopes of starting a discussion on guns and, today, the white house said that president obama does support her efforts. in response so far from many pro gun groups including the national rifle association. but fox has learned that can change. james is live in washington, dc. james? >> sources close to the issue say the national rifle association that has been silent since newtown from respect of the mourning will "push back agai
think it's a bit much. but okay. 4:59 is our time. stay with us. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> breaking news in prince george's county. police evacuate a neighborhood overnight when a man barricades himself in his apartment. we're live on the scene. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 today. it's 50 degrees. little bit of a wet start. let's check in with tom kierein with forecast. tom, hi. >> good morning. when you went to bed last night, you probably saw a lot fog in your neighborhood. it's pretty much gone. the winds have picked up sweeping the fog away. we've had overnight sprinkles too. they're gone now. as we look at the view from space, the satellite image showing a few clouds lingering over the metro area in parts of northern virginia and maryland. there are breaks in the clouds over the shenandoah vaey. parts of the northern neck. cloud cover there beginning to break up a little bit. temperatures right now around the metro area in fairfax, arlington, prince george's, arlington in the upper 40s. it's in the low 50s much of
this, they're not being honest with you. >> i don't want to get into specifics, but help us understand, in the school, were people panicked, were they screaming, were they running? what did you see? >> it was very chaotic and very emotional, probably the best way to describe it. >> kids emotional, teachers emotional. >> everybody was emotional. >> what were they saying. >> law enforcement was pretty emotional. it was everybody. this is ake eaffected every sin person that was there, immediately. i shouldn't say immediately. very early on. it was determined that this was bad, really, really bad. >> and i also asked these two men about one moment over the last however many hours that really seared into their memories and they told me, as many people did, it was the parents, the parents friday morning, the parents waiting for their children, the children who would never come home. >> as the children were coming down the street, you know, little by little, classroom by classroom, however they were doing it, you know, all holding hands, parents were claiming their children. after a little wh
of this area. investigators now know that the shooter used to attend the target practice. >> we are learning about the shooter adam lanza. he had aspergers syndrome. we learn that adam lanza may have tried to buy a gun at six sporting goods last week. officers say he was unsuccessful and that attempts and that the employees had been interviewed by police. the chain has pulled several semiautomatic rifles from its shelves nationwide. >> citizens in los gatos even more determined to keep a gun shop and opening up. will tran is live on the scene. this gunshot and implantable for quite awhile? >> that is right out of their permits and licenses. they also had the police department and an officer go in there. just in case anything was wrong so they can fix it. they are ready to go and meeting all of the local people in meeting federal standards. they're not doing anything legally wrong but people around here is a morally you shouldn't open up a gun shop. there were all aware that this place was even available to be open for a gunshot. they complained to the city about it asking why didn't they get
that was used in the shooting. here is how the money goes. cerberus, a big private equity company. big investors. it actually put together a group of these firearms companies into something called freedom group, and one of the investors into this is the california state teachers retirement system. have you technically as indirect investors, california teachers who own about 6% of bushmaster, the company that made that firearm. today, cerberus, the private equity firm, says it's looking to sell freedom group and the maker of bush master and get out of that business. in terms of private equity, that is an unusual turn of events, a company wanting to get out of business. cerberus says it's apparent that the sandy hook tragedy is a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. it is not our role to take positionsor attempt to shape or influence the gun control policy debate, there are, however, actions that we as a firm can take." they are trying to sell the company that makes the bushmaster. the california teachers retirement system, their spokesman o
. sources tell us significant issues remain on the table. they are working on finer details. stuart varney with analysis. first, chief political correspondent carl cameron is live on the hill. we'll see if boehner is bob barker here in the end. what is the latest, carl? >> reporter: hey,. bill:. crunch time at the capitol and the fiscal cliff and how to avert it. there was a offer from the president that signals mr. obama is prepared to give a little bit on his insistence raising taxes on wealthy americans. that jumped from incomes of 250,000 and above to 400. democrats say a big, big move by the president. whether or not that will actually go over with republicans particularly in the house is very, very open question. they're meeting as we speak over on the house side. mr. boehner and his leadership team are going to go over the details of this latest offer from the administration with rank-and-file house republicans. the unified republican leadership is key here. thus far boehner had the gop pretty much behind him. the speaker, his majority leader eric cantor, his whip, kevin mccarthy an
congressional race this november. val, thanks so much for joining us. we have many questions for you. >> good afternoon, alex. it's good to be here. >> val, let's first talk about what it's like to be on the other side of the n.r.a. it's worth noting that you carry a consealed weapon yourself. you have a long career in law enforcement, and, yet, the n.r.a. gave you an f. were you surprised at the amount of vitreal directed at you by the nra? >> i spent 29 years in law enforcement carrying a gun every day in that profession, grew up around guns. my dad was an avid hunter. i still have a consealed weapon and still continue to care a gun. i am a strong supporter of the second amendment, but it wasn't enough for the nra, and so i have to ask the question too why would they not support a person with those credentials? i think there's obviously something else at work there, and i think that their silence speaks volumes actually. >> val, when we talk about the power of the nra, mayor bloomberg said their power in the political sphere is a myth, and yet, you have the support of mayor bloomberg, but i
, and this weekend they all said, dad, you know, how can this go on? and i, like i think most of us, realized that there are ways to get to rationale gun control. >> many republicans, however, remain further away from reform. some are even pushing for more guns. at a tea party event yesterday governor rick perry reportedly said that teachers should carry consealed weapons in school while fellow texan and congressman louie gomert suggested this. >> chris, i wish to god she had an m-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >> as for the nra, the organization has remained conspicuously quiet since friday, but according to the "new york times", that may be part of the plan. "over the years the n.r.a. has perfected its strategy for responding to mass shootings. lie low at first, then slow-roll any legislative push for a response." joijs now is former congressional candidate and former orlando police chief val dennings who
of three daughters. this weekend they all said, dad, how can this go on? and i, like i think most of us, realize that there are ways to get to rationale gun control. there won't be one perfect law that will stop a crazy person from doing evil things. but when we have close to 30,000, you know, killings a year from all types of gun violence, even if we save a few lives, we make progress. i can answer my daughters with a better answer than i gave them on friday night. >> senator joe manchin of west virginia who once appeared in a campaign ad shooting a rifle, declared it's now time to act during a statement made by "morning joe" host and former congressman joe scarborough. >> i'm a proud nra member, always have been. we need to sit down and move this dialogue to a sensible, reasonable approach. i don't know anyone in the hunting or sporting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anyone that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting. millions of people are proud gun people and obey the law. seeing the massacre of so many innocent children, it's changed. it's changed americ
michael bloomberg, said he is prepared to use his own personal fortune for this cause. adding there's simply no need to wait for another tragedy to happen. >> if the massacre in tucson wasn't enough to make our national leaders act, and if the more recent bloodshed in aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin, portland, oregon and other towns wasn't enough, perhaps this slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. we have made our voices heard and hold washington accountable for facing up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. if this moment passes into memory without action from washington, it will be a stain upon our nation's commitment to protecting the innocent including our children. this is not a partisan issue. this is just a bunch of people who i think are cowed by the nra. as i said yesterday, do you think the nra has power? just remember the number one priority was to defeat barack obama. last time i checked he will be inaugurated again. >> mayor bloomberg will be live on "morning joe" later this morning. two leading democrats w
weapons ban. nbc's jay gray joins from us connecticut with more on the young lives buried way too soon. >> reporter: yeah, good to talk to you. as you talk about another rough day. first graders from sandy hook elementary all gathered again to lay to rest two more of their classmates while students from other schools here went back to class for the first time since the tragedy. the pain offing good-bye has become a part of every day now in newtown. this grieving community buried two more first graders today. jessica rekos loved horses and asked santa for cow girl boots and hat for christmas. first born, she liked to plan and organize so much her family called her their ceo. james mattioli, nicknamed jay, loved math, sports and games on his ipad. early riser, he usually ended his days cuddled up on the couch next to his mom. there are so many here holding one another tight right now unable to sthak the horror. for gene rosen the panicked words of six young survivors echo over and over in his memories from that day. >> they kept saying in -- one of the boys said he had a big gun and a li
feel like it's helping us to help other people. >> the overwhelming support from the community and seeing the town come together like this is amazing. >> flower shops in newtown are taking orders from around the world as complete strangers order arrangements for the victims' families. they've taken so many orders, there's a shortage of flowers in that area. >>> it is 4:32 right now. want to turn to tom kierein. get our first look at the forecast this morning. >>> we have had overnight fog that has dissipated this morning. you shouldn't have any travel problems weatherwise. unlike yesterday morning's thick fog. we have a front getting closer to our region. we do have our front that is now moving into kentucky and west virginia picking up a few sprinkles. those areas in green. as we look at our sky now, it's still mostly cloudy. temperatures in the green area are hovering around 50 degrees around the metro area. south and east of washington on the eastern shore. generally in the low to mid 50s. areas in blue dipped into the mid 40s. shenandoah valley, far west and north of washin
in class and we joked and laughed. >> investigators are digging into his gun and computer use. at lanza's home they found smashed computers. investigators hope e-mails and web searches will lead them to a possible motive for friday's massacre. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a man is in jail after he outlined plans to copy the school massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police got a tip he made the comments online supporting the connecticut gunman. investigators served a search warrant on his residence yesterday yesterday. they say they seized some items in order to prevent future acts of violence. >>> and students returned to class in newtown, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard
funerals. nbc's danielle leigh joins us from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just over my shoulder, you may be able to make out a christmas tree marking the memorial that has become the focal point of this little town. it's something those going to class today will drive by, and it will be a reminder that some thing also never be the same. each day long lines of cars bring thousands of tearful mourners to this little town. they're carrying candles, stuffed animals and laying them at this christmas tree. anything to honor the 26 victims from sandy hook elementary. >> felt kind of helpless at home. felt we needed to do something. >> reporter: this morning brings one step towards healing as students go back to class, but not sandy hook. police have indefinitely locked down the school while their investigation continues. the district is preparing a middle school in a neighboring town. >> i'm not sure we will ever get back to normal. whatever we can do to head that way, we want to start doing that. >> reporter: today also marks another round of grief as families continue to bur
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